Exact same problem. Every time a new episode comes out I try to launch the game (bought all five eps thru Steam) and nothing happens. I toy around with it for a bit and, eventually, it finally works.
However, upon the game loading, I find that all my saves have been erased completely. I go to check my files in Documents > Telltale Games > Walking Dead. They're all still there, but the game isn't recognizing them for some reason.
So I research it. People say there's a new folder floating around in my comp that I need to find- a folder that the game now recognizes- somewhere. I try to find it in my system, I really do. But I get nowhere. I have no idea where it is, or if it even exists. I've tried the public documents in C: and everything. I get nothing.
I'm on Windows 7 and this has been happening since I bought and installed the game, every time a new episode comes out. I gave it the benefit of the doubt MANY times.
My story: I played through episode 1. Episode 2 comes out and erases my saves, even tho my files are still there. I shrug it off and play through episode 1 again and then 2. Episode 3 comes out and I lose everything again. I research it, get nothing, shrug it off again in just wanting to play, and play through episode 1 and 2 again then play 3.
Episode 4 just now came out. And, surprise surprise, all of my saves are gone. Be damned if I fall for the same trick a third time. I really don't have enough heart in me to play through all three episodes again, and then a fourth one, already knowing what's to come when episode 5 rolls around. Just no.
I agree completely. Telltale could AT LEAST acknowledge this problem. I mean really. It's been around since the very beginning. It's huge and a major let-down! Walking Dead is an awesome game, but it could really use some support, guys. Come on. At least TRY to help us out here?
TL;DR :: Bump.
Last edited by EatTheChildren; 10/11/2012 at 01:30 pm.